Let’s be real, model thin is too thin. The sight of skinny, gap-in-between-legs kind of women is way too thin. But this is the image which has been portrayed in World fashion over the years with the public accepting this. This image is regarded as perfect and it brings cash. And it is sad, cause 7 out of 10 models aren’t healthy. And now, at last, it seems that a few fashion designers are starting to realize that this picture can’t be painted any longer, cause its is time to be real. And switch to the more athletic body. It seems like the fashion industry has had an epiphany!
I watched Fashion legend, Diana Von Furstenberg on CNN programme, Amanpour. She talked about her new ad campaign
that actually shows pictures of models, without retouch. She says the fashion industry needs to show beauty as health. The show immediately caught my attention, because the fashion industry is not healthy at all. I love the way this women speaks. It seems that people’s eyes will finally be opened, because of a woman who has such an influence in the fashion industry.
Also, there was Joe Zee, Elle magazine’s creative director. You know, Olivia’s kiss ass from MTV’s show, the City. He stated that the fashion industry is going for the more athletic body type. Amen and Amen. I think Naomi Campbell’s body is the minimun to go. It is athletic, sexy and it suits her well. Another example is Dutch model, Doutzen Kroes. She is a topmodel, but she doesn’t get a lot of runway jobs, because she is slightly too big. BS, right?
What do you think? Will the fashion industry let go of the model-thin picture? Or will the fashion industry continue to paint the picture of ‘Model-thin’. Follow the link bellow, for more.